Friday, January 22, 2016

Mantle was non-PC fashion critic

From some of the autographs he left behind, and some of the quotes attributed to him in places like Jim Bouton's book Ball Four, we know Mickey Mantle was not a politically correct person.

Hell, he was a red-neck Okie who came to his majority in the 1950s.

But his fashion criticism of the Kansas City A's new uniforms in 1963 would today get him sentenced to a sensitivity class by the pc police and roundly censured by the liberal media.

Upon viewing the green-and-gold vest-style uniforms in which Charlie Finley outfitted his team both at home and on the road in 1963, Mantle was quoted as saying, "They should have come out of the dugout on tippy-toes, holding hands and singing." 

1 comment:

  1. Mantle was so politically incorrect, I can't help but like him even more than I already did! Having said that, I actually like those uniforms.

    Nick J.


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